This week: Tweetin' smack, jokin' badly, gettin' hitched

Charlie Sheen and Brett Rossi
Charlie Sheen and Brett Rossi
Posted: May 25, 2014

TWITTER WARS, controversial jokes, good deeds and outta control weddings - just some of the nuggets we offer here in Celebrityville this Memorial Day weekend. Good times.

Yesterday

Rihanna and Charlie Sheen continued their epic Twitter battle with the singer having the (latest) last word. The drama began earlier this week when Sheen dissed RiRi for not meeting his fiance, Brett Rossi, allegedly a big fan of hers, the New York Daily News reported.

Sheen called her the "village idiot," among other things. She tweeted back, "if that old queen don't get ha diapers out of a bunch" not mentioning the actor by name.

Thursday

The wedding of all Memorial Day weekends is finally upon us. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are purportedly getting married Saturday night at Forte Belvedere in Florence Italy. According to Us Weekly, guests include Jay Z, ( Beyonce is still a "maybe"); model Chrissy Teigen plus one, her hubby singer John Legend; tennis star Serena Williams; and designer Rachel Roy, the supposed center of the Solange/Jay Z elevator brawl.

Denis "Rescue Me" Leary gave the Detroit Fire Department $260,000 worth of new equipment paid for by proceeds from "Burn," a documentary film about the Motor City's firefighters, which he executive produced.

Thursday

Jennifer Lawrence, whom Gawker describes as everybody's best friend, stepped into the poop bigtime at the Cannes Film Festival by joking about a "rape scream," Yahoo reports. Lawrence made the joke when she greeted "Gravity" director Alfonso Cuaron at a Vanity Fair/Armani party. She started screaming and told him "I broke out my rape scream for you!"

A number of gadflies have called the alleged joke, "medieval" and dubbed "bad taste," according to Yahoo.

Wednesday

An Internet video of six young Iranian men and women dancing to Pharrell Williams' mega-hit "Happy" has led to their arrests in Iran. Pharrell tweeted: "It's beyond sad these kids were arrested for trying to spread happiness."

The National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., said yesterday that a 2010 portrait of pop singer Katy Perry depicted as a cupcake by artist Will Cotton, entitled "Cupcake Katy," will go on display June 18.

Tuesday

The Los Angeles Department of Children & Family Services has officially opened an investigation into that controversial pic of teen celeb Willow Smith, daughter of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, and a shirtless Moises Arias, 20, on a bed, RadarOnline reported. Arias posted the photo on Instagram of himself and the 13-year-old Smith.

"The investigation was formally opened last week and is being taken very seriously by the department," an insider told Radar. "Will and Jada Pinkett Smith have been extremely cooperative with officials. Of course, they aren't happy that their parenting skills are under scrutiny, but they understand."

Rapper Nicki Minaj asked a federal judge in Atlanta to toss out a lawsuit filed against her by her former wig designer, Terrence Davidson. He accuses Minaj, real name Onika Maraj, and Pink Personality LLC of breaking implied contracts, reneging on discussions to launch a reality-TV show and a wig line, and misappropriating his designs.

Mild-mannered "Wheel of Fortune" host Pat Sajak tweeted out his thoughts, claiming "Global warming alarmists are unpatriotic racists" and the Twitterverse roared back. Our favorite response goes to @jollyinraleigh who wrote, "On one hand 97% of scientists on the other hand a guy that got his job because chuck woolery came across as too intellectual."

Monday

Nevada officials nixed an effort to name a Lake Tahoe cove for writing legend Mark Twain, citing opposition from the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California, which claims he held racist views on Native Americans.

University of Nevada, Reno, history professor emeritus James Hulse says it's irrelevant whether Twain did so because his writings were insulting to everyone.

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